B-movie

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B-movie

a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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Scott works with a knowledge of the medium and the audience's experience: we recognize a major movie star in a contemporary take on a familiar genre (film noir or crime film), we intuit Man on Fire as more of a B-movie than an A-movie prestige picture (it's neither historical, nor epic, nor based on a major/popular literary work--it is not a Ridley Scott film), and like the 1940s and 1950s B-movies it evokes, Man on Fire offers a recognizable hero.
RD: At Channel [v], I worked on a show about Indian B-movies, "Toofan Tv", for which we interviewed the veteran B-movie director Nanabhai Bhatt.
It is no less, and certainly no more, than an absolutely terrific plot for a B-movie.
Wolper spent two years on the road selling the travel films, along with old B-movies, serials, shorts and cartoons, to TV stations which were cropping up across the country and were desperate for product.
Summary: ISTANBUL: With their plush monsters, tin robots and space heroes wielding plywood swords, Turkish B-movies dating back decades ago have found a new audience on the web, seduced by naivety and technical failure in the extreme.
Since then, he's spent his time championing B-movies and other flashy directors like Robert Rodriguez; doing stand-up comedy interviews and only one other good film, Kill Bill .
Admittedly, Letterman and Vernon's picture borrows heavily from Pixar's 2004 smash hit The Incredibles, with nods to Godzilla and countless B-movies, but there are sufficient flashes of invention and a smattering of heartfelt emotion to bring a tear to the eye.
Some broadcasters buy all rights on A-titles because dubbing is too expensive and thus it doesn't pay to invest that kind of money on B-movies.
Shot on the most meager of budgets in the early '80s, and with the cooperation of Redd Kross and some of the local Los Angeles punk bands of the time (Nip Drivers, The Bags, Sin34, White Flag, etc), it's a send up of B-movies like Russ Meyers' Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (and if you know the film you'll get some of the nods).
1978), who was a mainstay in Hollywood for almost 45 years, first as an actor then as a director of hundreds of B-movies, began his career in 1914 as one of the Kops and made seven shorts with Chaplin.
Like so many new pieces of technology--video phones, pocket computers and DNA screening--the world saw them first in the pages of cheap novels and B-movies.
Shanghai Moon, his latest vehicle, parodies a peculiar pocket of early B-movies in which brassy American dames rubbed up against period stereotypes of "the mysterious Orient.